Starting Sunday January 5th (weekly)
9:00 - 9:30am
$5 - $10 Donation
The term ‘somatic meditation’ refers to a wide range of mindfulness-awareness practices that take the body as the focus of our human journey. By using our experience of the body as the basis for meditation we can discover our true life in a deeply connected way. In this class we will learn to take our body as the path to what is deepest and most real in our lives.
Ailey experienced her first yoga class hours after trading her Miss Canada crown and life in Europe for a university education in Canada. After her first yoga class, Ailey was filled with a sensation of home that no prior 'home' was comparable too. Years of working in the entertainment industry had created a belief within Ailey that her physical body was the enemy and not an ally. Yoga challenged Ailey to befriend her body. It was almost a decade ago that Ailey completed her first 200 RYT. Since than Ailey has completed two more 200-RYT trainings, advanced teacher training with Ana Forrest (Forrest Yoga) and Seane Corne’s Off The Mat Into The World Program. Additionally, Ailey has completed a 200 Hour Meditation Teacher training and is a student of the Insight Meditation Society where she participates in regular silent meditation retreats sitting in silence for two months of the year. Yoga and meditation have allowed Ailey to come home to her body and become more than friends with the vessel she lives in. Her time as a yoga practitioner and meditation guide inform her work as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (MCP). She is presently in a concurrent Master of Arts and Doctoral program in Depth Psychology with an Emphasis in Somatic Studies.